Travel and Area
Location and Travel:
Mal Pais/Santa Teresa is located in Nicoya Peninsula, Puntarenas province, about 150 kilometres west of San Jose.
How to get here: By direct bus that leaves from San Carlos bus station in San José. Info: Transportes Rodriguez +506 2642-1112/ +506 2642-1117.
Renting a car is a very Good option. Remember to check the ferry Schedule before leaving. Info: Naviera Tambor +506 2661-2084.
Many visitors fly to San Jose and catch a connecting flight to Tambor. There are two small Airlines, Nature Air and Sansa, that serves Tambor. Mal Pais/Santa Teresa are approximately 45 minutes drive from Tambor Airport.
Mal Pais/Santa Teresa villages, are some of the most chosen destination from Costa Rica by tourists from all around the world.
Like other coastal places they started as remote fishing villages to become today in booming new travel destinations, attacting beach lovers and surfers to its broad white-sand beaches with world-class waves.
However, you don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy a vacation here. Mal Pais and Santa Teresa rank among the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica and they offer many other activities like: tours by boat around the peninsula, fishing, snorkeling, kite surfing, SUP, horseback riding, or a canopy tour on the Edge of the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve.